ALPS

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ALPS (ALPIS)

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

  • Greece 2011; 92 min
  • Original version: Greek
  • Genre: Drama
    • Osella for Best Screenplay, Venice IFF
    • Special Mention (for Ariane Labed) / Balkan Competition, Sofia IFF
    • Official Competition Award, Sydney FF

  • Venice IFF
    - Official Competition

Synopsis

A Nurse, an Ambulance Driver, a Gymnast, and a Coach have formed a dead persons' substitute company called "Alps". They are a company for hire, playacting deceased persons in their daily routines, for the benefit of their grieving relatives, friends, and colleagues. The range and variety of their roles is quite wide, although they don't just take any offers. The substitutes have to identify with the substituted dead persons and be inspired by their past lives. The roles are researched, rehearsed, and performed in minute detail. The company operates illegally, under a scrupulous discipline regime demanded by their leader, the Ambulance Driver. He has reserved for him alone, as his code name, the name of Alps' great pinnacle, the Mont Blanc.

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Production

  • HAOS FILM

     

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